“The ability to beneficially change plant shape with unique light spectra has now made LEDs a cost-effective option for several crops in commercial greenhouse applications”, said Utah State University’s, Dr. Bruce Bugbee. Dr. Bugbee’s presentation examined LED’s commercial application value in his presentation: “Six Considerations for Determining the Value of LEDs”.
Travis Higginbotham, Research & Development Manager at Battlefield Farms, said, “LEDs have the potential to revolutionize our approach to growing, as we attempt to satisfy an environmentally concerned consumer. LEDs can be a tool to reduce our environmental impact through energy savings, and improve plant growth efficiency.”
Regarding the Research Summit, Ron DeKok, Business Development Director of Philips Lighting, said, “It’s important that we comprehend the knowledge and expertise of this group to learn and gain a better understanding of what they see as the challenges and applications for growers as the adoption of LEDs increases across a broad range of growing environments.”